Category Archives: Safety Committee

555 Addresses the “D” Bumpers on Belt Loaders

I recently attended an Informal Conference on the complaint filed in PHX regarding the belt loaders we use. In attendance at the Informal Conference, were PHX Safety Chairman Chris Porras, PHX Safety Representative Randal Smith, PHX Safety Representative Mark Waddle, and myself for the Union. For the Company were Ryan O'Connor, Don Redwine and Mike Miller presenting their side. The …

Belt Loader Changes

Brothers and Sisters,

In recent months the company has started a system wide modification to the front bumpers of all belt loaders we utilize.  This change has taken the front rubber bumper that stretches the width of the belt loader, and replaced it with small hard bumpers on either side of the belt loader.  These bumpers, also known as D-bumpers,